[QUOTE=Soundgod;1102908]When I was in K-12 school, we got from Dec 24 to Jan 1 for Christmas.
We got Good Friday and the following week for Easter.
We got two days for Thanksgiving because it falls on Thursday.
We got Election Day because my schools in both Brooklyn and Clifton were polling places, and again, in NJ, it was statewide. During that week we would also get off Thursday and Friday so that the teachers could have their annual whatever it was in Frantic City. We got Veteran’s Day too. So no matter what, during the first 12 days of November, we had 4 days off although Election Week was not 5 straight days in a row off as we were in class on Monday and Wednesday and again the next Monday if Vet’s Day was Tuesday.
After 1967 we got off the Jewish high holy days, well at least the first day of Rosh Hashanah as well as Yom Kippur, but none of the others. And there are a whole bunch of holidays for the first month of the Jewish year!
That leaves Columbus Day, Lincoln’s B’day, Washington’s B’day, and Memorial Day. There was no MLK holiday in the 70’s.
They also set aside 5 snow days every year and if they weren’t used, we’d break for the summer a few days earlier.[/QUOTE]
Well, this is sort of fun.
Let’s see - we got a long weekend, second week of October for Thanksgiving. In November we got the 11th off, AFTER attending morning Remembrance Day services at the school - if you didn’t attend you’d be marked “absent” and everyone would look at you and your family with shock and horror! December - holidays usually started on Christmas Eve and you went back day after New Year’s. Two days off for “Teacher’s Convention” in February, March/April - Easter Holidays, starting on Good Friday and through the next week. May - the weekend closest to the 24th for Victoria Day (Queen Victoria’s birthday was May 24) - this is when we would set off fireworks. June 30th - school’s out for 2 months, back to school after Labour Day.